what we have here is a failure to communicate

Doug: “Why are you so stressed?”
Me: “I have a million things to get done and most of them feel like pulling a rabbit out of a hat.”
Doug: “Why don’t you narrow the list down a bit.”
Me: “Well, there are three things that absolutely, positively must get done in the next two days.”
Doug: “Okay. No problem. I’ll help and it will get done.”

Twenty-four hours later with none of the three done:
Doug: “Umm, what ONE thing needs to get done?”

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